Which of the following high school subject areas explicitly taught you leadership skills?
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
The answer: none of them!
Leadership in high school, college and university is rarely taught in a direct manner, if it even is at all. The skills needed to influence and move others to action are usually gained through trial and error, which can often be pretty painful. Although painful experiences are often great learning opportunities if viewed as such, here is a question to consider:
What would happen in your life if you consciously and directly developed your skills as a leader?
If you feel that taking this plunge will make you the class president, a prime university or job applicant, or the head of your own successful enterprise, then this is an opportunity to take action!
A Note from Mike
I stumbled through my early 20’s not really understanding how to effectively lead others. While I felt comfortable around my peers and reports, it was a struggle for me to motivate others to buy in to what our team was trying to accomplish.
Over the last several years, I’ve grown immensely as a leader: I’m a productive performer with whom others want to work. I positively influence the people and places around me.
I’d like to share with you a 5-step process that any student-leader can employ to develop their leadership skills. It’s based on my own journey and what I’ve learned from past mistakes. Take a moment to dive into how you can learn from my errors, and grow yourself more quickly into the leader you aspire to be!
Lead Your Class™
is a one-day, eight-hour intensive workshop for up to eight people.
Student-leaders will be introduced to core elements of effective, modern-day leadership, while developing greater self-awareness of their personal leadership challenges and opportunities.
Some key topics covered in the workshop include:
- The Fear of Leadership – what holds young leaders back?
- Self-Awareness – what kind of leader are you?
- Developing and Expressing a Compelling Vision
- Obstacles and Possibilities in Leadership
- Your Next Steps as a Leader
Each participant will complete an Energy Leadership™ Index Assessment in advance of the workshop. Assessment results will be debriefed as a group at the start of the day. An extended one-on-one debrief can be scheduled after the completion of the workshop.
What YOU – the student-leader – will be able to do coming out of this workshop:
- Confidently express yourself within your peer group, growing your influence as a leader
- Understand how you show up as a leader, and how you can choose to show up in more effective ways